Virtual Blessing of the Animals
NOV. 22, 2020 at 11:30 am
But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you
Animal blessing is a special ceremony conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. St. Francis considered animals to be his brothers and sisters, saying “All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.” For many persons, their pet is like a member of their family. Animals experience such emotions as happiness, love, fear, or loneliness just like people do. Therefore, they build close emotional bonds with human beings.
Animal Blessing is an annual tradition at Emmanuel United Methodist Church and 2020 will be no exception, it will just be a little different. Emmanuel’s Blessing of the Animals is going virtual through Zoom! You and your pets can join the members of
Emmanuel and the surrounding community virtually on November 22 at 11:30 am. You will need to register
in advance by clicking here. You can register to have your pet blessed or if you have had a pet pass away this
year, you can register to have them included in the prayer for animals who have passed this year.
Rev. Dr. Jalene Chase, the Pastor of Emmanuel, and the members of the congregation
look forward to meeting with you.